American Premiere of The Hamburg Ballett’s Liliom @SegerstromArts February 7 – 9

The International Dance Series at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is pleased to include the American premiere of The Hamburg Ballett’s Liliom for February 7 – 9!

Carsten Jung and Anna Polikarpova in The Hamburg Ballett’s Liliom by John Neumeier. Photo by Holger Badekow
Carousel. Neumeier, the company’s director and choreographer, based his work on Ferenc Molnár’s play Liliom which was also the inspiration for the musical.

This ballet has an original score composed by Academy Award®-winner Michel Legrand. After this ballet premiered in 2011, it received an award at one of the most prestigious ballet competitions the Prix Benois de la Danse. Both the creators of the ballet’s two leading roles, Carsten Jung (The Hamburg Ballet) and Alina Cojocaru (English National Ballet) were honored with awards for their excellent performance.

Alina Cojocaru will be portraying Julie and Carsten Jung Liliom for select performances at the Segerstrom Center.

Carsten Jung and Alina Cojocaru in The Hamburg Ballett’s Liliom by John Neumeier. Photo by Holger Badekow

“We are delighted that The Hamburg Ballett will return for our 2013 – 2014 International Dance Season with the American premiere of Liliom, a wonderful new work by John Neumeier,” said Judy Morr, executive vice president of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. “Mr. Neumeier’s choreography is elegant and profound, and it’s our absolute privilege to present this work for the first time in this country to Center audiences.”

The Hamburg Ballet’s Liliom
February 7 – February 9, 2014
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 556-2787
Tickets – Start at $30
Friday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm

NOTE: Free Preview Talks will be conducted one hour prior to each performance. The Friday, February 7 Preview Talk will be sign-language interpreted.

Disclosure: We will be attending as a member of the media. All opinions are our own. All images are copyrighted and used with permission.

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